BFW Halle – Berufsförderungswerk Halle(Saale) gGmbH


BFW Halle SaaleBerufsförderungswerk Halle (Saale) gGmbH
Bugenhagenstr. 30
D-06110 Halle, GERMANY
Phone +49 345 1334-0

contact person

Mr Ulf Gläser, Coordinator for research, projects & international relationships
phone +49 345 1334-116

Ms Kerstin Kölzner, Managing director

General description of the Institution

BFW HalleMore than a hundred years ago, in 1898 the "Provincial Home for the Blind in the province Saxony" was established in the city of Halle. Since then the area has been used for taking care of blind people. In 1991 we got the status of a Berufsförderungswerk, one of 4 special institutes in Germany for retraining blind and visually impaired adults, being the only one in East Germany. Some people say that we are the smallest but the most beautiful Berufsförderungswerk, one of 28 other German established institutions. Today the BFW Halle is a modern, national working social service company, which offers a variety of vocational rehabilitation and accompanying services for visually impaired and blind people. Our aim is the reintegration of our rehabilitants into the job market after the education or training is successfully completed. To us the social and cultural surroundings are very important for a successful achievement of set goals. Well trained staff, in unity 75 employees, among them educational instructors, rehabilitation-advisors, psychologists and social workers, are taking care of any issue regarding the individual needs of our 130 rehabilitants.

motivation for the participation in j.o.b.s. MDVI

The BFW has both special competence in training the multiple diseased vision impaired (MDVI) and the special knowledge and equipment concerning assistive technology. Vocational training for the MDVI becomes more and more important because of an increasing number as cases. International cooperation within the JOBS MDVI project will provide new methods for our daily work.


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